It shouldn't be too bad here on the coast though it is very cold. My son Sean who lives in a remote part of the Peak District in Derbyshire (yes I know it's not Yorkshire but it's close!) could get up to two feet so could end up snowed in...again!
To cheer myself up I remember this time last Year. Believe it or not the temperature was round about 70F. I painted this marvellous tree back then. It is situated in Dane's Dyke which is about a mile and a half away from where I live. Originally it was built as a defensive ditch to protect what is now the Flamborough headland. It has very steep sides and would have been a formidable barrier in its time. Back then it would have been stripped of all trees but now after many, many years it is densely wooded. We call it the 'tall trees' walk as the trees have had to grow up the sides of the ditch to get to the light. This particular beech is on the edge of the dyke so has not had to grow so tall; it could spread out instead. It is situated about half way on our round trip from home and provided welcome shade on this occasion. I liked the way the sun was shining through the trees giving those lovely shadows.This is a large watercolour painted on a full sheet of Saunders Waterford 140lb NOT paper which is the paper I always use.